Friday, November 28, 2008

thanksgiving in merida...


merida is lovely. absolutely lovely.


it is a different life. time feels different. a friend and loved one mentioned that he thinks time moves slower here and i agreed...yet i also mentioned "we've been in environments where there is never enough time....so now, there seems to be so much more available." it was this discussion that made me realize how crazy my life has been over the past few months. a life where i am counting hours and sometimes minutes in a day filled with deadlines in various time zones. yet, admittedly, it is self-inflicted. no one is forcing me to continue with this job. i feel challenged in the job, am learning quite a bit, and am treated very well. yet, i think when i return to the states, i'm going to try to insert a few more breaks into the "go-go-go" routine that i have created for myself. i wonder if the friend and loved one will do the same. it is nice to see him so relaxed....i haven't seen him this relaxed in years.

yesterday, for our "thanksgiving" luncheon, we stopped off at place near our lovely hotel.


i had the pollo pibil which is a chicken cooked with spices in banana leaves.....


and i must say that it was yummerific and left me quite full for most of the day. during our thanksgiving luncheon, we had a friendly little visitor to the table....

so cute! cats are cats...no matter where in the world they are. i find comfort in this non-negotiable fact for some reason. after the luncheon we walked around some of the bustle of downtown and ducked into random side markets....




then returned to the hotel for some rest before heading out again.

sigh. quite the lovely and relaxing day.

1 comment:

Victoria said...

Yay Merida! Yay foodiehunter for taking a vacation!

Must try papadzules before you leave! It's an order!